Monday, 12 July 2010
Bogo and Ali having some of backfired break first which was cooked by me after of course after burning the eggs three times .
Boys under control after the girls refused to cook and we have a learned a lesson .Sports cars my freind call them
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
Monday, 11 January 2010
During Christmas i kept on receiving emails from friends asking me who is sandaman.Ok i will let them know him.First i think its a blessing lucky to have people from UK working in Kenya . Only few of them will only volunteer to risk there life and come to Africa .But the brave Mark Stephenson left his family thousands miles a way to come and live and work in Kenya! .With all bad infrastructure ,insecurity,poverty and the list goes on a long as runway Mark manages work under all that . Mark has been the best of the best boss i have ever work with .Even pastors cant be as good as him may be you say its exaggeration if its so then please check your sugar levels.
Mark Stephenson Just arrived from Safari .
Believe it or not we were on a meeting when i took this picture.Now this shows the different side of Mark .
As Our managing director he makes sure to make sandstorm is a successful company.In Kenya we have trade international shows around the country and he makes sure we participate to make sure sand storm brand is recognized globally .In Nairobi we have two major bazaar and Mark has never afford to miss this shows . Craft fair in Ngong racecourse and Biz Bazz .Below are some pictures i took during the events
Mark Stephenson at work during the last fall .
Selling selling in all kind of way .I called Edinburgh style .
He knows you have children and they will need to play and eat .Bouncing castles,face painting and all kids stuff are always at the shows we participateParking space is always available and it has a capacity to park over 15,000 cars ,
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Monday, 22 June 2009
Here are some of the pictures i took during the launch of the shop
Masai dancers entertaining guests during the sandstorm village market shop launch,well this kind of dance it was only meant for them ,don't try this at home
dancing in all styles
safari corner inside our shop in village market
lady line small in hair on now available in black and white,also known as Pelage available in travel bags too
Friday, 29 May 2009
Rhino Charge is a 20 year old Kenyan institution organised to raise funds for the Rhino Ark Charitable Trust and it takes place this weekend. Sandstorm has supported the event in the past, and this year the extremely persuasive Elodie Sampere, Head of Conservancy Marketing at Lewa has convinced us to sponsor her team Pinks in Charge. You can donate before (and after!) the event at JustGiving here and FirstGiving here.
We in turn managed to convince our friends at Scottish ad agency Newhaven Communications to sponsor them as well. Perhaps not the most tightly targeted piece of sponsorship in history but it's all in a very good cause, and it just goes to show how nice they are.
Below is a little about the event from their website, but follow the link and take a look for yourself.
The Rhino Charge is an off-road event in which competitors are required to visit 13 points scattered over approximately 100 square kms of rough terrain within a 10 hour period. Competitors are supplied with a 1:50,000 scale map of the venue, co-ordinates of the 13 Control Points and their Start position (at one of the Controls). Each competitor must plot the Control Points on the map and decide his/her route. Navigation is by compass/GPS and the winner is the competitor who visits all controls in the shortest distance (GPS measured). The event is organised to raise funds for the Rhino Ark Charitable Trust. Competitors are required to raise the minimum sponsorship set by the organising committee. Most however raise considerably more - the record to date being Kshs 9,393,552 in 2008 from Car No. 5 Alan McKittrick, Bruce Knight, Charlie Hewitt-Stubbs, John Trundell, S. McKittrick, winners of the prestigious David Schaeffer Trophy. Long-time supporters such as Mike and Sarah Higgins have raised a total of Kshs 39,604,399 over the last 20 years.
Thursday, 21 May 2009
If you thought MASAI are the only color full people in Kenya,then your tour guide must have hiden a lot from you . The Samburu are semi-nomadic pastoralists. Cattle, as well as sheep, goats and camels, are of utmost importance to the Samburu culture and way of life. The Samburu are extremely dependent on their animals for survival. Their diet consists mostly of milk and sometimes blood from their cows. The blood is collected by making a tiny nick in the jugular of the cow, and draining the blood into a cup. The wound is then quickly sealed with hot ash. Meat is only consumed on special occasions. The Samburu diet is also supplemented with roots, vegetables and tubers dug up and made into a soup.
There is also a game park in the area, Samburu National Reserve only 4x4 vehicles are motor able in these area
Young Samburu worriers with sandstorm bags